I've been going on the Caffeine Crawl almost every time it's in town since 2012, which was apparently the second one. This weekend is the 90th Caffeine Crawl, so naturally my friends and I chose a route with lots of shops we've never visited before and bought tickets.
As you might expect, the Caffeine Crawl involves visiting a series of coffee shops to sample and learn about caffeinated drinks.
Here's a glimpse of what my day was like:
Chai spiced cider and coffee-flavored vodka cocktails at 9:30 a.m.
Lattes made with oat milk.
A cool new neighborhood coffee shop in a former grocery store. They had amazing mocha milkshakes and chai lattes.
A new coffee shop that isn't even open yet, but was game enough to follow through on their agreement to participate in the Caffeine Crawl. They offered us a strawberry cold brew drink that sounds weird but was delicious.
We did six stops in all, covering about 23 miles. I didn't take very many photos because tomorrow I'm leading a Caffeine Crawl route, so I'll be posting to Instagram throughout.
My friends and I were very wired by the end, so we stopped for lunch before returning home to take caffeine naps (it's a real thing!) or prepare for our evening plans. In my case, I'd been cooking black beans in the crock pot all day to take to canasta, so I stopped at the store for tortillas and cilantro and then went home to pack up what I'll need for tonight's dinner.
I might eventually crash, but for now I'm still energized and ready to do it all again tomorrow at different coffee shops.